Showing posts from April, 2012

April/May Legionnaire is Online

April - May 2012 Legionnaire is Online

The Michigan Legionnaire is the official publication of the American Legion Department of Michigan.  This award winning publication is sent out to over 86,000 subscribers

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16,, or visit our website at

American Legion Extension Institute now available online

American Legion Extension Institute now available online

The American Legion’s official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service organization is now available online.
        The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. To register and take the course, visit The program is designed to take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each, followed by a final exam.  The sections closely follow the Four Pillars of service for the organization. They include: History & OrganizationVeterans Affairs & RehabilitationNational SecurityAmericanismChildren & Youth
Upon completion, a participant must pass a final online exam to receive a digital certificate of recogn…

Tight Lines For Troops

“Tight Linesfor Troops” A day of great fishing
Do you know a WWII or disabled veteran who could use a day on the lake?  A veteran who might need a day of fun, who maybe suffering from the “Invisible Wounds”?
NOTE:  If the veteran does not think they can afford to go, contact them they have scholarships.
The 3rd Annual Veterans Charity Trout Fishing Tournament – Manistee Army National Guard Armory , Manistee, Michigan; Mandatory Captains Meeting is May 18th, Tournament, BBQ, Classic Car Show, River Walk, and Awards Banquet is Saturday, May 19th. The car show and weigh-in show are “Open to the Public” from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Please visitwww.tightlinesfortroops.comfor Registration and Sponsorship Forms and more information.
In honor of Team Army’s victory in the Governor’s Cup competition with the other branches, the third version of the Tight Lines coin will be done in the old fashion olive drab colors. Read more about “Tight Lines” and the other upcoming Veterans events in the Troops Activ…